Happy Pride Month, Simmers!
Now more than ever, it’s important to remember that while Pride is a time for celebration, it’s also a moment for reflection and solidarity. All of us are facing difficult, emotional challenges in real life right now. Celebrating Pride might feel complicated as people face the systemic oppression of the Black community head-on and brave the isolation of COVID-19. But none of us are alone.
This month, and every month, it is critical to support equality on all levels. The Sims™ is committed to creating the world as it should be, one that is kinder, more connected, and built on representation and freedom of expression. We believe diverse and inclusive worlds are better worlds, both virtual and real. Our community is full of wonderful, beautiful people from all over the planet, and The Sims 4 should reflect that—we wouldn’t have it any other way. We constantly and consciously strive to improve on that front. The Sims is a safe space for experimenting with your identity, relationships, and interests. We want this game to empower you to express yourself, explore the possibilities, and continue to play with life. The Sims team is proud to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community.
It looks a little different this year, but it’s still important to keep the spirit of Pride alive. We’ll come together, both in The Sims 4 and out. This year, we’re inviting you to join us for the first virtual Sims Pride. From a Pride-themed plumbob to use as your icon to live streams with some of your fellow LGBTQ+ Simmers, we’ll be highlighting the LGBTQ+ Sims community on our channels. Tune in to support your fellow players.
Starting on June 15, we’ll be kicking off our Virtual Pride Parade. Submit your best Sims Pride looks via social media and on The Gallery using #SimsPride2020 for a chance to be featured in The Sims Pride Celebration Event and group photo at the end of the month.* Dress your Sims up in their best Pride regalia, experiment with the new M·A·C makeup looks**, and get ready to sashay down the runway. You have until June 29 to upload your Sims. On June 30, YouTuber EnglishSimmer will be hosting the Virtual Pride Parade live stream on The Sims Twitch channel to showcase our amazing Sims.
We want you to show your full expression of self. Be you. Embrace your fabulousness. Honor our history; honor each other. Whoever and however you love, whoever you are—whether you’re a woman, a man, neither, or both—be proud. Play with life. Play with love.
Share your Sims Pride looks and feelings with your fellow players on The Sims Forums (and don’t forget to use #SimsPride2020!). Follow along with our virtual pride on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok; like us on Facebook; and subscribe to our YouTube channel. You can also sign up for The Sims 4 newsletter to get all the news as soon as it’s announced.
*No Custom Content will be included in Sims chosen from The Gallery.
**Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.